Alex in Aquascutum

Saturday, 21 April 2012




You've probably all heard this week about Aquascutum going into administration and closing its main factory.  I'll leave it to the business and fashion analysts to properly assess the whole sorry situation but from my point of view, it's always sad when we're on the verge of losing such a classic British brand.  I'm not sad in the way I would be if it was somewhere I actually shopped at - I mean, could I ever afford to buy anything new from them?  No.  I considered myself very fortunate to find an Aquascutum scarf in a charity shop for a pound last year.  It was even more exciting to find this amazing coat in the back of an antiques shop whilst I was in Hay on Wye.


Ok, it cost slightly more than £1 but it was a birthday present from my lovely mum and it was still cheap considering what it is.  I would try and type coherent thoughts about how nice it is to own really decent quality clothing but I'm quite tired and all I can think to say is "OOOOH it's pretty and it has a great big collar and shiny, shiny silver shiny buttons."  So on that note, I shall leave you to admire it.






Coat - Aquascutum, vintage.  No idea of the age though.
Cardi - H&M
Vest top & heels - Dorothy Perkins sale
Skirt - River Island sale

22 comments:

  1. WOW. What an amazing find - such an unusual print and it looks amazing on you. I'm sad about it all for the same reason, I really admire the old heritage brands and it is a shame to lose them. x

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  2. Made in England! AND it's amazingly fabulous.

    Those were the days. You look great btw.

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  3. Score! I'm thinking of making a trip to Corby, as the Factory Shop is still open. Probably couldn't afford anything, but just to go and have a look!
    Z xx

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  4. Now that is a nice coat ,and you look so good in it ,Jan xx

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  5. Lucky you! It looks divine!

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  6. That coat is fab! I'm not far from Corby so was planning a visit too but I feel a bit bad because I'd never thought about it before it was all over the news.

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  7. It's a really really nice coat! And it goes so nicely with your cardie and skirt! Very pretty!
    And I love the Cheeseontoast IC's in the last post! I was so tempted to buy them in the sale at Christmas, but thought they were too high. Are they? How would you rate them for someone who only wears a kitten mid heel!?

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  8. Now that's a find! Looks lovely.

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  9. Now that's a bargain. Looks lovely!

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  10. Trust me Alex, it needs nothing more than ' OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH It's PRETTY!!!!'

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  11. Hi Alex,
    that's one heck of a fabulicious coat, love the print and colours. The whole outfit is splendid!
    I've got a couple of things from Aquascutum in my wardrobe, all bought second hand of course.
    Have a lovely weekend...x

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  12. Love the prints together, and the shoes are such a great match.
    Good bargains on both the scaf and coat. It's sad to see a classic brand go, hopefully someone can step in and save them.
    xx

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  13. Fabulous coat, it fits you so well it looks as if it might have been made especially for you. I absolutely love this whole outfit on you, you look amazing. Linda xxx

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  14. that coat is stunning. I'm too scared to wear nice things because I always spoil them. So frustrating.

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  15. It is a shame about Aquascutum, I can't say I've ever seen anything in their shop window that I'd want to buy, but I'm sure in a few years I would have invested in a classic mac!

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  16. Very cool - love the colors!

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  17. such an amazing coat, i love it! i am such a fan of the cut, the colours, the pattern. pretty much everything about it, in truth!

    i just thought i'd drop a line and say hello! i'm off to the liverpool bloggers meet at the weekend too so thought i'd make an effort to check out everyone's blogs and what not beforehand. :) xx

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  18. Looking good! It really suit your figure.
    I also like Hay - great spot for charity shops.

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  19. That coat is such a great find! Perfect cut and a pretty pattern :)

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  20. I am in awe of your thrifting skills.

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  21. Amazing coat, you wear Autumnal colours so well. Shame to hear another Brit brand is disappearing for good.

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